[wpsr_socialbts services=”facebook,twitter,stumbleupon,addtofavorites,email”]Samsung has announced the Galaxy S III smartphone an update to the popular Samsung Galaxy S II X from last year.
The new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone features a fast and more energy efficient 1.4 GHz Exynos quad-core processor, offers a wide 4.8-inch HD (1280 x 720) AMOLED screen, is powered by the Google Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and incorporates a user-friendly TouchWiz interface.
The Galaxy S III smartphone also features ‘S Voice,’ a software voice recognition interface that listens and responds to your words. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the Galaxy S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
The Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone comes equipped with an 8 MP back facing camera with LED flash for your photographic needs and a 2MP front camera for quick and easy video calling. The 8MP camera features minimal shutter lag providing responsive performance allowing you to capture the moment as it happens.
A ‘Burst shot’ function provides the option to capture up to twenty consecutive shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature selects the best shot out of a series of 8 images taken in a continuous burst of shooting.
With the Galaxy S III smartphone you can easily use apps, surf the web, and even load flash games. With Adobe® Flash® 11 built right into the Samsung Galaxy S III, you can access any website, video or game available online.
Samsung Galaxy S III Major Features:
• 4.8-inch HD SUPER AMOLED Plus display: sharp,vivid colour on a superwide 4.8-inch HD (1280 x720) screen. Clear separations of light and dark with high contrast ratios. Fast response eliminates blur for a smoother, more enjoyable viewing experience.
• 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2 MP front-facing camera, Full HD playback: High resolution 8 MP camera with 4x digital zoom and LED flash. 2 MP front-facing camera perfect for self-portraits and video chat.
Enjoy full HD video capture and playback at 1920 X 1080p at 30 fps. See all photos and video in HD on the 4.8-inch SUPER AMOLED Plus screen.
• Access to Samsung’s unique 4 Hubs (readers, social, music and game): 4 convenient hubs give instant access to worlds of content. Make use of the readers, social, music and game hubs for ultimate access to e-reading, social media, limitless music and premium gaming.
• GPS Navigation: The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with free Google Maps Navigation which works using voice guidance and 3D imaging to get you wherever you need to go.
• Powerful 2100 mAh battery delivering extended talk time: Sleek, bulk-free design, yet a more powerful 2100 mAh battery. Samsung’s advanced power consumption technology delivers you extended talk time and standby time.
• Smart stay: the Galaxy S III smartphone waits till you’re asleep: so long as you look at the phone, it maintains a bright display.
• Direct call: it knows when you want to talk: if you’re messaging and want to call instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and it will dial your friend automatically.
• Smart alert: It knows when you’ve been away from your phone – vibrating nudge lets you know missed calls or messages.
• S Voice: the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone responds to your words: you can tell it to wake up, answer, even take a photo.
• S Beam: place two Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos, and more.
• AllShare Cast: lets you play together: beam your photos, videos – even the game you’re playing – onto a compatible big screen HDTV, with your phone doubling as a controller.
• Buddy photo share: shares with everyone instantly: as the phone recognizes your friends faces, it can share photos with them instantly.
• AllShare Play: It lets you share with everyone: access to documents and multimedia files when you work somewhere else.
• Pop up play: lets you do two things at once: watch HD videos as you email or text.
• Best photo: automatically takes a burst of 8 continuous shoots and selects the best.
Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone Press Release:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the third generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S III. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.
This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier. With Samsung GALAXY S III, you can view the content like never before on the device’s 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly.
The Samsung GALAXY S III smartphone is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed with intuitive technology, the GALAXY S III delivers a uniquely personalized mobile phone experience that refuses to be compromised.
“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”
Introducing Natural Interaction
The GALAXY S III enhances the interaction experience between the device and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient and natural experience. With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number. With ‘Smart alert,’ the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.
Easy and Instant Sharing
The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants you to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are. With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android™ Beam™, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
With ‘AllShare Cast’, users can wirelessly connect their GALAXY S III to their television to immediately transfer smartphone content onto a larger display. ‘AllShare Play’ can be also used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices. Under AllShare Play is also the ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows you to share your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; you can make comments and draw changes at the same time with your co-workers, witnessing real-time sharing on your individual device.
Human-centric Design with Uncompromised Performance
The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Inspired by nature, its design concept is the flow and movement of nature. The elements of wind, water and light are all evoked in the physical construct of the GALAXY S III. In its essence, the minimal organic design identity is reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.
With a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.
The Samsung GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web. Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay – the image you see is the picture you take. With the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.
The Samsung GALAXY S III smartphone also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web. Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay – the image you see is the picture you take. With the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.
Mobile payment is also accessible with the device through advanced Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The gaming experience is enhanced through ‘Game Hub,’ providing access to numerous social games, while Video Hub brings users high quality TV and movies. Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service. Game Hub, Video Hub and Music Hub will be introduced in select countries initially and soon rolled out to global markets.
TELUS and Samsung Canada Press Release:
Toronto, ON – TELUS and Samsung Canada today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be arriving on TELUS’ 4G LTE network in time for the summer. With intuitive design and features, the Galaxy S III introduces a new concept in mobile usability – allowing users to communicate and share their experiences naturally and instantly.
The Galaxy S III combines innovative smartphone design and heightened intelligence to make everyday life easier. With enhanced interaction between device and user, the Galaxy S III allows users to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of location. The Galaxy S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in an entirely new way.
“Our customers have told us they love the Samsung Galaxy family and we are thrilled to bring the latest in the Galaxy line-up to TELUS, Canada’s Galaxy Headquarters,” said Brent Johnston, TELUS vice-president of mobility solutions. “We are committed to exceptional customer experiences and the new Samsung Galaxy S III not only brings to our customers an exceptional on-device experience but also access to TELUS’ Clear and Simple initiatives such as flexible rate plans, data notifications and our new trade-in program that allows customers to upgrade to the latest and greatest devices like the Galaxy S III more easily and more often.”
“Samsung is dedicated to taking a leadership position in the smartphone space and that is why we are thrilled to work with TELUS to bring the Samsung Galaxy S III to Canadians,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada. “With its intuitive design and features, the Galaxy S III introduces a whole new concept in smartphone user experience through gesture-based communication – allowing users to communicate and share their experiences naturally and easily.”
Model specifications, pricing and availability will be announced in the coming weeks.
Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone Specifications:
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (HSPA＋ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz4G (Dependent on market)|
|Display||4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display|
|OS||Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSISub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI|
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson SparkRecording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot|
|AllShare Play, AllShare Cast|
|Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show|
|Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access|
|Pop up play|
|Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR|
|Google™ Mobile Services||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads|
|Connectivity||WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40GPS/GLONASSNFCBluetooth® 4.0(LE)|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer|
|Memory||16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)|
|Dimension||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g|